Monday, December 28, 2015

Froggy's First Kiss...Activities for the Primary Child!

This is an adorable Froggy story and perfect for a Valentine read aloud!

The packet begins with a craft.
I think it looks just like Froggy.
Kiddos can put their own message on the heart and rearrange Froggy's arms to hold the heart.

There is vocabulary for posting and can be put in ABC order.
Here is a look at many of the activities.  
There is writing, vocabulary building, and comprehension strategies.
The packet also includes data collection.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Valentine Excitement and a FREEBIE!

This packet is filled with activities using a Valentine theme. The activities build on curriculum and common core skills. There are activities for centers, whole groups, partners and independent. Each subject area is covered. Let's take a peek!!

The crafts are so cute and so simple.  Patterns are available.
Sorry about the red underline above BUT.... I guess spell check does not recognize "toad"ally!!

Here are just a few of the activities.  I think the vocabulary cars are so cute and I use the page included above to mark my word work center.

The math activities are ideal for partner games and more.  There are three different data collection activities.  I also included a helpful hints page for those who need it.
Each game includes a record keeping sheet for you to check for accuracy!

I love encouraging students to use text to gather information.  These activities are perfect because the students can underline text and vocabulary they are not familiar with.  Here are a couple samples.

Check out some of the creative writing activities.  These are perfect for center work.  Again the page above can be used to mark your writing center.

And look at these delightful reading suggestions!!
Each story has comprehension activities to follow the read aloud.  

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose...Sequence, vocabulary

The Night Before Valentine's Day...Compare and contrast, writing first/next/last
Ballad of Valentine...So/But
Arthur's Valentine...Sequence, Definition
Will You Be My Valentine...story elements
The Day it Rained Hearts...Character Study

Math Magic...Patterns 

There is a mini book for each student filled with informational text about Valentine's Day.  It is followed by T/F followed by a KWL.

The packet ends with activities that can be used for morning eye openers or I am finished what now!!

there is a FREEBIE for you!!
It is a Bingo game that your students help you to create.  

Friday, December 25, 2015

February Poetry

A great packet for enhancing POETRY in the classroom.

It begins with a great activity for comprehension.
Ever made one of these?  The kiddos will LOVE it!

There is the poem for posting.

An activity to support comprehension.

Cut and paste version for a center or reading support.

Bookmarks to share with kids.
And word work to enhance vocabulary.

And a freebie for you!!

Monday, December 21, 2015


What kiddo doesn't get excited when they lose a tooth!!??
This packet is perfect for your classroom and very little work.
All you need is a notebook.
On the insert place the cover in color or black and white for Our Class Tooth Book.

                                                                                                      Print a page for each child either black and white or color and place them in the notebook.
As a child loses a tooth they record the information by making a tally, adding the information, or both.  YOUR CHOICE!!
Keep a well stocked supply of badges for the kiddo to wear when they lose a tooth, baggies to put the tooth in if it falls out at school, AND the MY TOOTH INSIDE.
I staple the baggie shut so the student is not tempted to open it and lose the tooth before they get home!!

                                                   These also are available in color or black and white.

I also give a prize for losing a tooth.  INEXPENSIVE...

If you wish the student can have FREE time the next day to write about their Tooth Fairy experience.
I then have them sit in a special chair and share...Great for evaluating Speaking for the standards.!!